Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory
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Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory

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With new entries and sensitive edits, this fifth edition places J.A. Cuddon s indispensable dictionary firmly in the 21st Century. Written in a clear and highly readable styleComprehensive historical coverage extending from ancient times to the present dayBroad intellectual and cultural rangeExpands on the previous edition to incorporate the most recent literary terminologyNew material is particularly focused in areas such as gender studies and queer theory, post-colonial theory, post-structuralism, post-modernism, narrative theory, and cultural studies.Existing entries have been edited to ensure that topics receive balanced treatmentshow more

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  • Hardback | 802 pages
  • 168 x 250 x 44mm | 1,378.91g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5th Edition
  • 1444333275
  • 9781444333275

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Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduate students in English and comparative literatures; general readers. (Choice, 1 August 2013)show more

About J. A. Cuddon

Author J. A. Cuddon was a renowned academic, essayist, novelist, playwright, and travel writer. He died in March 1996. Editor M. A. R. Habib, Professor of English, Rutgers University, Camden. His books include the highly acclaimed A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present (Blackwell, 2005), Modern Literary Criticism and Theory: A History (2008), Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present: An Introduction (2011), and the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Vol. VI: the Nineteenth Century (ed., 2012). Associate Editors Matthew Birchwood, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University, London Vedrana Velickovic, Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Brighton Martin Dines, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Kingston University, London Shanyn Fiske, Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University, Camden.show more

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The fifth edition of J. A. Cuddon's classic dictionary updates what has become an indispensable resource for students and teachers at all levels. Incorporating recent literary terminology, the new edition adds many new entries whilst refining existing topics to ensure currency and balance of coverage. Building on the already broad historical and cultural range, new entries pay particular attention to gender studies and queer theory, postcolonial theory, poststructuralism, postmodernism, narrative theory, and cultural studies. With many new entries and sensitive edits of existing material, this fifth edition places the charm, wit, and scope of Cuddon's original work firmly in the twenty-first century.show more

Table of contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition by M. A. R. Habib vi Preface to the Fourth Edition by C. E. Preston viii Preface to the Third Edition by J. A. Cuddon x Acknowledgements xvi List of Abbreviations xvii A-Z of Entries 1-784show more

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"Summing Up: Recommended. Lower- and upper-levelundergraduate students in English and comparative literatures;general readers." ( Choice , 1 August 2013)show more

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